Saturday 24 September 2011

OOTD- Can I pull off velvet shorts?

Hello Lovelies!

Sometimes I buy things that are quirky and different just because I want to try and pull them off, it's like a challenge to see if I can make items of clothing that people might think are a bit weird look good! So this is me trying to pull off my new pocketed velvet shorts from River Island... I must admit I was sceptical of the colour and material when I saw them on the hanger, but I have pretty much every other style and colour of short going so I thought why not add some brown velvet ones!

Shorts- River Island
Blouse- Primark
Heels- New Look
Tights- Tesco
Headband- New Look
Bangle- New Look
Ring- Dorothy Perkins
Necklace- H. Samuels
Sunglasses- New Look
The shorts themselves make quite a statement so I decided to team them with plain items. My sheer pussybow blouse from Primark is my absolute staple neutral top for pairing with statement bottoms, as it's white colour means it goes with everything, but the pussybow design and sheer fabric allows it to still be really pretty- much better than just wearing a white vest top! I am wearing a black vest top from New Look underneath because I only really like wearing sheer tops over just underwear when I'm wearing high waisted bottoms- I end up feeling a bit naked otherwise! 

I went for black tights with the shorts because it was too chilly for bare legs, plus I think it makes the outfit look a bit classier.  

The platform shoe boot peep toe heels are my most favourite heels in the world, I got them from New Look for about £20 a couple of years ago and they've served me well ever since. They are far too high for day time, but I do love to wear them when I'm going out to dress up outfits and make girly outfits a bit more edgy. 

I thought I could add quite a few accessories because the rest of my outfit was simple, so I wore a single leopard print bangle from New Look, my Dorothy Perkins chunky gold flower ring and my staple heart necklace. TOP TIP- Never wear a necklace that is too long or chunky with a pussybow blouse because the bow itself tends to be enough decoration and detail. I then got a bit 1920's flapper girl by adding a flowery headband to my short bob, as I thought it added a bit of  autumnal colour that went with the brown of the  shorts. 

I finished off my outfit with my bargain New Look sunnies, purely because it was very bright when I was having the photos taken. I was rather pleased with the result of my outfit and think I will be able to wear these shorts without feeling silly, although my boyfriend still thinks they look like clown shorts and my family have commented that they look like something out of Tudor times!

What do you think of the look I created around my velvet shorts? Do you own any items that you bought as a challenge?

Hope your all having lovely weekends!
Love Meg


  1. I really like them! I think it helps to be slim like you to pull them off, velvet is a notoriously unforgiving fabric!!, but the colours really interesting! Can't get enough of sheer pussybow shirts at the moment, such a cute girly look! Love this outfit :)

  2. You combined the shorts well, so how could I not like them?

  3. very cute indeed!
    i have always like the shorts with tights & boots look...maybe a jacket to throw over in case of a chill...looks great :)

  4. what a great blog with beautiful pictures! i really like it :)

    love, lola

  5. AngieBeautyBelle- I'm very glad you think I manage to pull the look off, velvet is a tricky fabric, but I do like it and yes pussybow shirts are the best thing!

    Antonia-Ivana- aww thanks, I'm very happy you like them!

    Cat- Thanks so much, I agree boots, shorts and tights is a staple combination!

    Lola- That's so nice, thank you! I love yours too



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